Blackness in the 21st Century

Event Start Date: February 23, 2017 - 6 p.m.
Event End Date: February 23, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: Rabb Hall, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Join Barbara Lewis, associate professor of English and director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, and a panel of experts as they explore the question of Black identity as it is negotiated and articulated by contemporary African American poets.

Other Panelists

Nicole Terez Dutton: Poet, educator, inaugural Poet Laureate of Somerville, and editor at The Baffler and Transition Magazine

Ifeanyi Menki: Poet, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Wellesley College, and owner of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop

Nikòl Payen: Writer, Assistant Professor of English, Quinsigamond Community College, and activist

Enzo Silon Surin: Poet, advocate, publisher of Central Square Press, and associate professor of English, Bunker Hill Community College


Danielle Legros Georges: Poet Laureate, City of Boston, and professor, Lesley University

The Living Archive: African American Poetry series is sponsored by the Boston Poet Laureate Program and Suffolk University’s Clark Collection of African American Literature.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.